“Some of my first gigs were before I had a driving licence, so I had to walk a mile or two to get to shows”: With the help of Dan Auerbach, Nat Myers is making rootsy blues guitar relevant again – and keeping the one-man ramblin’ band tradition alive

Nat Myers
(Image credit: Jim Herrington)

Nat Myers is a Korean-American Kansan who is making waves as a badass bluesman.

With his snappy Dan Auerbach-produced debut album, Yellow Peril out in the wild, Nat has plenty of hours logged on the road, and when we meet he’s keeping Willie Watson company.

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Glenn Kimpton

Glenn Kimpton is a freelance writer based in the west of England. His interest in English folk music came through players like Chris Wood and Martin Carthy, who also steered him towards alternate guitar tunings. From there, the solo acoustic instrumental genre, sometimes called American Primitive, became more important, with guitarists like Jack Rose, Glenn Jones and Robbie Basho eventually giving way to more contemporary players like William Tyler and Nick Jonah Davis. Most recently, Glenn has focused on a more improvised and experimental side to solo acoustic playing, both through his writing and his own music, with players like Bill Orcutt and Tashi Dorji being particularly significant.